“Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.
The Smoking Dragon, a fake wedding and a divorce party. And lots of counterfeit money.
2. Disaster movie
“I was terrified.” Panic in Hollywood, careers ruined and helium filled balloons sent to North Korea. President Obama makes clear who he blames for the Sony hack.
1. Hacking Hollywood
A movie, Kim Jong-un and a devastating cyber attack. The story of the Sony hack. How the Lazarus Group hackers caused mayhem in Hollywood and for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
And this is just the beginning…
Introducing The Lazarus Heist
The most daring bank theft ever attempted? From hacking Hollywood to a billion-dollar plot. North Korea stands accused but says it had nothing to do with it and it’s part of the United States’ attempts to tarnish its image. Premieres 19 April 2021. A true crime investigation with Geoff White and Jean Lee.
This is promising!
Flawed journalistic research not BBC quality
When telling s story based on real events you have a great responsibility of balancing facts with good storytelling. In the first episode the journalists over-dramatize and lack basic knowledge making wrongful claims, for example stating that no other movie was ever made, where a real sitting president or leader was killed as part of the plot. Well, the movie Team America released some years before The Interview movie, did also kill of a North korean leader as part of the storyline without any repercussions from hackers whatsoever. Why leaving that out? Doesn’t it fit the narrative.